Classic design meets modern materials in the Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer 22.214.171.124.02.001 Men’s Watch, bringing a fabulous ‘everyday-use’ look to the wrist for all your white-collar jobs and soirées.
The all-steel Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer 126.96.36.199.02.001 Men’s Watch is a more classically-inclined Constellation, the name being a part of the Omega family for almost seven decades. Dramatic, enduring and endearing, the Constellation’s design concept is characterized by the claw-like holder along the case side, followed by a striking silver dial, making it an ideal piece both for work and enjoyment at high places.
The real appeal of the Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer 188.8.131.52.02.001 Men’s Watch has a case and a bracelet design that work together in a unified manner. This particular model mixes early 80s design with a classic-styled dial and leverages the DNA of the collection further.
Powered by the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8500 mechanical, automatic movement, the Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer 184.108.40.206.02.001 Men’s Watch is an exquisite timepiece is presented in stainless steel, including the bezel and the bracelet.
This Omega proposition is highly influenced by the Omega Constellation Manhattan; its iconic case-claws, the single-piece, tapering bracelet and the ring of Roman numeral hours on the bezel are the major parts of the distinct Omega Constellation Globemaster Co-Axial Chronometer 220.127.116.11.02.001 Men’s Watch aesthetics.
The other Manhattan aesthetics are in lesser contrast than these and with the calibre 8500, this Omega Constellation answers back to Rolex. The in-house movement is pretty nice; introduced in the 2007 De Ville Hour Vision.
The Co-Axial escapement was originally born in the hands of George Daniels, an English watchmakerwho sold it to Omega and after years of tweaks, they get you this lubrication-free form of a mechanical escapement that runs free with no oil to dry up. It means longer service intervals plus a tiny drop of lubricant each time.
The adding of the silicon balance-spring is the most important tweak it received, then the two barrels that wind full to run 60 hours straight. That’s without flinching from precision. Fellow watchmakers like Patek and Rolex also adapted to it.
Magnetism and altering temperatures do not affect silicon, always attains to the perfect form; it has already been regarded as the greatest thing in mechanical watch-making since hairspring was invented.
Omega christens it Si14 and it certifies – along with 100 meters of water-resistance and the thick case – that the Constellation is not a typically wimpy, dress watch. It fills the gap between sports and dressy, with two barrels that wind full to run 60 hours straight, without flinching from precision.
It makes the Omega Seamaster Professional Chronometer 18.104.22.168.02.001 Men’s Watch fit to be worn regularly, the dress/sport hybrid design gives it a pretty good legibility and places it amidst other iconic watches.